President-elect Donald Trump has been more than willing to disparage entire countries, their leaders, religious groups, comedians, newspapers, his detractors, and anyone else he feels might have slighted him in any way. However, he seemed to take a less biting tone – or less biting for Trump, anyway – in front of supporters on Saturday when discussing FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s comments during an interview with Oprah Winfrey about the lack of hope felt by voters facing a Trump presidency.
‘Now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. He and I and so many believe that — what else do you have if you don’t have hope? What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope?’
‘I’m telling you, we have tremendous hope. And we have tremendous promise and tremendous potential. We are going to be so successful as a country again. We are going to be amazing…and I actually think she made that statement not meaning it the way it came out. I really do.’